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Obama helps break ground on black history museum

WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama heralded a new national black history museum as “not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life” as he marked Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the National Mall. During his brief ...

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D.C. poised to pull plug on online gambling

WASHINGTON — After becoming the first jurisdiction in the nation to legalize online gambling within its borders, the District of Columbia is poised to repeal the program before it launches. The strong backlash on the D.C. Council to the district’s ...

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Obama uses tax proposals for his political message

WASHINGTON — Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, but it’s a plan that stands virtually no chance of passing Congress. Republicans have enough ...

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New exhibit explores Jefferson’s slave ownership

WASHINGTON — As the Smithsonian continues developing a national black history museum, it’s offering a look at Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six slave families at his Monticello plantation. The exhibit at ...

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Analysis: Email attacks against Garagiola don’t hold up

WASHINGTON — Sixth District Democratic congressional candidate Rob Garagiola never shared cases with notorious lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to their law firm. Moreover, public information used in political attacks on Garagiola linking the two is in error, an investigation by ...

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D.C. Metro workers accused of coin thefts in thousands

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Two Metro workers have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in coins from fare machines and using the proceeds to buy massive quantities of instant lottery tickets. Federal prosecutors alleged Thursday that 58-year-old Horace McDade, of ...

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